Should I tell my new work that I'm pregnant?

Amazon Shiela
Dec 7, 2018 14 Comments

I accepted a job in Australia in early November and will be starting work with the new company early January. I just found out that I'm pregnant. I wasn't pregnant when I accepted the job but things happen.

Should I tell the new company before I even relocate that I'm pregnant?

I think that i shouldn't since it's early in the pregnancy like only 4 weeks and i don't want my new company to be the first to know when my extended family doesn't even know.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Procore Lol2018
    No they don’t need to know. Also, there is a risk of miscarriage (Of course I hope this doesn’t happen 😀)so no need to rock the boat until you know for sure.
    Dec 7, 20181
    • Facebook Whateverrs
      Yeah one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. Many people won't even tell their parents until they get to that three month mark to know it's for real.
      Dec 7, 2018
  • Autodesk DouP01
    Don’t tell until 3 - 5 months
    Dec 7, 20180
  • Amazon salsa🕺
    No. Never. Let them assume you are getting fat. And take a week off to deliver the baby.
    Dec 7, 20182
    • New tLFu71
      It’s really a one day task. Don’t need an entire week off maybe 2-3 days. I’d try and shit the kid out on a Friday afternoon then can be back in the office by Tuesday.
      Dec 7, 2018
    • LinkedIn Zeiwkf5
      You really don’t need to go to the hospital until your dilated pretty far. Is this the first kid? It’ll take a while to get to that stage. Plenty of time to finish some meetings and emails.
      Dec 7, 2018
  • Amazon Pfnemwm
    Dec 7, 20180
  • Oracle vxc4i
    Australia has good laws to support new parents. Don't worry about it yet. Focus on impressing them with you attitude and work. Good luck!
    Dec 7, 20180
  • Amazon Big_fish
    You don’t have to tell them anything.
    Dec 7, 20180
  • Apple Okidoki
    What would be even the point of telling? Legally they can’t recall the offer. In terms of planning if you tell them at 5 months they would still have 3 more months to prepare for tour leave, much more than the 2 week notice they normally get when people leave the company.
    Dec 7, 20182
  • Amazon OvBd68
    Definitely tell and explain the situation
    Dec 7, 20180
  • Intel 10% ESPP!
    Don't tell them
    Dec 7, 20180

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